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book (play script) review: Translations by Brian Friel

Translations by Brian Friel

published in 1980

★★★★★

Translations, set in a fictional Donegal village in 1833, is a play about a 19th century Ordnance Survey wherein a mass Anglicization of Irish-Gaelic place names occurred. 314 more words

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